When I Grow Bigger by Trish Cooke

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When the older children devise an uncomfortable plan to make baby Thomas bigger fast, Dad comes to the rescue, and high up on Dad's shoulders, Thomas has the final laugh.

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Trish Cooke is the author of numerous books for children, including the award-winning SO MUCH, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and THE GRANDAD TREE, illustrated by Sharon Wilson. Of FULL, FULL, FULL OF LOVE, she says, "Sunday dinner is just another excuse for my family to party. And believe me, we do! On Sunday Mom's house is always full. It's like musical chairs sometimes because you can guarantee that if you get up from your chair, someone else will have filled it by the time you get back! The best thing is there are always lots of hugs to go around!" Paul Howard has illustrated many books for young people, including THE OWL WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK by Jill Tomlinson and CLASSIC POETRY: AN ILLUSTRATED COLLECTION, edited by Michael Rosen. Of FULL, FULL, FULL OF LOVE, he says, "Jay Jay's Sunday reminds me of my own nan's mammoth Sunday dinners when I was a child. From behind your shoulder Nan would always put more food on your plate - despite the helpless pleas, 'No more! No more!' John Bendall-Brunello has been illustrating children's books for over 25 years; his artwork features in books by authors including Dick King Smith and Martin Waddell.
Published January 1, 1994 by Candlewick Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Natalie, Leanne, and Sam all like to tease Thomas because he is just a little tiny baby while they are such big kids.

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When Dad again intervenes, a happy Thomas rides atop his father's huge shoulders, satisfied to see the big kids look ``up, up, up, at Big Thomas having fun.'' But by the time Thomas reaches new heights, the reader's interest may well have fallen off.

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